Tate said that her daughter had called police multiple times for domestic violence accusations against Adam Mayes, and that he had been a controlling, violent person that threatened Josie throughout their years together.
Teresa Mayes is charged with murder and especially aggravated kidnapping for her role in assisting Mayes. She is being held in a Tennessee jail.
During the investigation, police arrested Mayes' wife, Teresa, and mother, Mary Mayes, in connection with the murder and kidnapping. According to the warrants, Teresa Mayes told police she witnessed Adam kill JoAnn Bain in the garage of the Bain's home, and then kill Adrienne Bain in the home itself.
Adam and Teresa Mayes then took the dead bodies and two young girls to the Mayes' home in Mississippi, where Adam Mayes buried the two bodies, the documents state.
The bodies were found earlier this week in the backyard of the home Mayes shares Teresa and his mother and father.